Sorry if this has already been covered. I have 2 STB's, recently installed. One is fully functional. The other was fully functional for the first few days, but now is unable to hold onto an IP address. It is occasionally able to pull down Guide data, but that is it. This is evidenced by the "Offline" status Under "System Information" in the box menu as well as the silly number of DHCP requests generated by this box in the router log. Video signal is fine. I've ruled out the splitter as I had a better splitter lying around that exceeds the basic requirements (i.e. - 1000mhz, etc.) that I put in. It's possible it's the cable, but this does not explain the several days it worked flawlessly. I was just wondering if anyone had any other troubleshooting options aside from the obvious (reset, etc.), what has already been covered on this forum (disconnect/reconnect in sequence), or what is covered by the FAQ. Any help would be appriciated! Thanks in advance!
Sorry to hear about the boxes losing its connection. I would recomend a factory reset of the router (by holding down reset button for 15 seconds) to clear all previous connection information and reboot the STB by unplugging power cord then putting back in. If you are still having troubles after that, please send me a private message.
Two items ...
1. You don't have any "amplifiers" in the mix anywhere do you? These are incompatible with FiOS TV and must be removed as they block the MoCA return path necessary for the devices to be able to see each other over the coax.
2. Any open / unterminated coax connections? Terminators where one half isn't connected to anything or wall outlets that are open but still "live"? Noise is not your friend here and I initially had lots of strange issues with both the Internet and the STB's until I either removed open terminations or put a terminator on them to keep noise for getting into the system (terminators can be bought cheaply on eBay and other sources in packs of 10 or so for a couple of bucks).
If it's a 7232, suggest a new box -- go online to Verizon chat to report. You've pretty much done everything you should to troubleshoot. My neighbor had the exact same problem and the first STB had a defective networking function. The second has been solid since received several months ago. I've heard of a number of similar network issues -- perhaps they have a bad batch of 7232s.
swap boxes between the two outlets.
Does the problem follow the box or stay with the outlet?
If it follows the box, you have a bad box.
If it stays with the outlet, then you have a bad cable run (check for a bad splitter, old coax, broken shield, etc.)